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egypt's violence spirals with more than eight hundred people killed in clashes between throw more supertaster and security forces it's been the country's deadliest week since the revolution. and while the us government leaves global condemnation of egypt's crackdown it stopped short of suspending military aid worth over a billion dollars a year. also in this week's headlines a saudi prince who has defected from the world family slams the market for widespread human rights abuses and violently suppressing the opposition in his exclusive interview with our teeth. plus. london spying trash cans these why fire waste units are causing a heap of trouble by scanning the smartphones of passers by with on their
permission. and nearly twenty thousand people flee their delusion homes in russia's far east after having rains bring the worst devastation and more than a century. this is r.t. coming to you live from the russian capital i'm marina joshing and welcome to the program. now egypt seeing its deadliest violence since the two thousand and eleven revolution with more than eight hundred people killed across the country over the past week supporters of the ousted president mohamed morsi and the authorities blame each other for provoking the carnage the situation escalated after security forces broke up and said government sit ins and islamist rioters retail heeded by setting fire to official buildings and attacking christian churches has been
witnessing the mayhem in cairo at first hand. well the tensions are palpable here in the capital cairo as today marks the start of what the morsy supporters have called departure the coup week which is that we could long series of protests and rallies in the capital and across the country particularly yesterday we had this twenty four hour standoff between morsy supporters and security forces which resulted in a very bloody gun battle yesterday afternoon as hundreds of protesters had basically been trapped in a central cairo mosque. with the injured which had been turned into a field hospital on friday afternoon so this finished saturday afternoon but with security forces essentially storming this building and the protest is that most of them being arrested now since wednesday when security forces violently cleared that two encampments in cairo they have used a lot of force against any more protests already including on friday we saw live ammunition being fired at protesters who attempted to set up another sit in on
wednesday morning i got a panicked phone call from a protester rushed to the to the about the way it's in which is now no longer an encampment at that point i saw the security forces opening fire with live ammunition an automatic weapon and anyone who was approaching the encampment meanwhile after four hours of gunfire i managed to get inside where i saw protesters women and children huddled in the corner behind sandbanks they were the injured you've been shot in the head the chest the stomach being taken to the field hospitals and then the next day of course they had their makeshift morgues in a mosque two hundred bodies just laid out there with extremely bloody someone people missing their heads some people to beyond recognition the security forces say that their officers have been killed meanwhile we've had some major deaths from the mizzen brotherhood's leadership the supreme guide to the eyes which could lead to lost his son my colleague paul asli has also been on the ground here in cairo she brings you this report the tears are the same as is the heartache and. tragedy
to families for is a changed by the violence engulfing egypt. cats some said he died from two bullets one was in his heart the police killed him they were standing on top of the roofs they burned some of the bodies and they burned some people alive. the muslim brotherhood believes that the christians in egypt have a hand in what is going on this taught it to beat me with stones one of them hit me with an axe in my head they put the church on fire and threw molotov cocktails at it sophia sun up till belong to the muslim brotherhood he was just twenty three when he was killed by police on wednesday iman is a christian he was protecting a ministry when he says muslim brotherhood leaders stormed it bashing him on the head with heavy sticks they're on opposite sides of the political divide but both families will forever carry the scars of this week's deadly violence. the violence
started on wednesday when police moved in to break up protest camps set up by supporters of ousted president mohamed morsy hundreds were killed. dozens more died two days later when security forces laid siege to a mosque where protesters had taken refuge by sunday morning they'd cleared it out but the confusion remains the government has announced it plans to outlaw the brotherhood its arrested and detained hundreds of its leaders and supporters among them romney's brother has some whom he hasn't heard from for days now being worried i called them yesterday was the last call between. getting young him and he was in the house for the national security hospital and he told me that he's alone and he's worried that the policy was taken the army planned to do it to do this plan to kill this these people. but the same charge is leveled at the brotherhood critics say that they as much as the police planned to kill this is one of the churches
that was destroyed. this week more than fifty churches were burned and looted around the country what was valuable was taken what remains fear and uncertainty for egypt's future bashir may have shows me around what remains of his church he's placing his faith in the police or just an invisible i feel that the rest in pursuing brotherhood leaders and starting an investigation and prosecution is a good sign the muslim brotherhood is starting to have major losses announcing the state of emergency a lot of the police to have a chance to. but a chance at wash many are asking as each hour brings with it more violence and uncertainty to a country seemingly on the path to civil war policy r.t. . egypt. and we've been getting opinions and insight from those involved in the political standoff ahmed how are you from egypt's constitution party believes that even though the muslim brotherhood has borne the brunt of the
casualties the movement is solely to blame. we had protesters that were in a sit in in rubble that was accused of criminal acts and accuse of harboring a fugitive and whoring militants and using kids and children as human shields and there is no political justification that can be put to put that there is a political demand that you put children as human shields and you use militants and you put children beside militants as human shields this sit in and they would continually. sprout marches through the neighborhoods and to the surrounding neighborhoods where a lot of militants were shooting at rampage at any crowd or any civilians in the streets that were anti morsy what anti the muslim brotherhood i've been shut out for about i've been caught in a crossfire between the muslim brotherhood they were shooting at civilians in this square for three hours during the past month or chaos involving egypt is forcing its western allies to rethink their relations with a country that e.u.
which is a major source of. aid to egypt has said the killings over the last few days cannot be justified and it's the government's responsibility too and the violence this comes out for similar strongly worded statements from the u.s. which has canceled joint military exercises with egypt but aside from those drills america's aid to the egyptian military looks set to continue as planned that aids worth one point three billion dollars a year and includes fighter jets apache helicopters and surface to air missiles as well as high tech surveillance hardware while can damming the ongoing violence in egypt the white house has refused to call the ousting of president morsi a coup something that would require it to freeze military support a spokeswoman from the british egyptians for democracy group says washington's position runs counter to its pro-democracy rhetoric well it's actually quite
shameful to see countries and leaders of western governments who hail themselves because of democracy supporting the slaughter of democracy and its supporters in into it what obama came out and said simply not enough this is what the obama's one point five million of subsidies to the army buys the slaughter of innocent men women and children the only may have pulled the trigger yes but it was the west that loaded the gun and the west must take an active stance against this it's not too late to side with democracy they must come out they must reject what is happening in egypt these cosmetic diplomatic maneuvers of free calling ambassadors and the tepid statements again they are not enough we are talking about people dying and revolution this is a revolution and they must side the west the world must come together and side with those who have been oppressed in egypt. well keep across the latest developments in
egypt any time at r.t. dot com there are we have first hand accounts of the dramatic events as well as the video and images right from the heart of the unrest. well we are also asking for your view on what the violent crackdown on protesters and state of emergency in egypt signal and let's now take a look at how the votes are looking at the moment well as you can see on this chart the majority fear it's a precursor to egypt sliding further into conflict almost equal numbers believe it's an essential measure and that science of return it to the mubarak era and the smallest number of you see the crackdown rooted in the army's inability to deal with protesters so do what is now what you think of this issue by logging on to r.t. dot com and casting your vote there. now
people in saudi arabia who oppose the regime are barely getting a chance to make their voices heard some are jailed simply for posting a message on twitter while the total number of political prisoners in the gulf kingdom is believed to be more than thirty thousand the intensifying greg down on this and has even caused a royal family member to defect artie's arabic channels spoke exclusively to the saudi prince who accuses the marquis of silencing all voices of discord. the government is obviously scared of the arab revolutions and they responded as they usually do by resorting to oppression violence arbitrary law and arrest but the easiest thing they can do is deprive you of your salary or fire you altogether so the ruling regime is not guarded by justice and this is especially true of the ministry of interior there is no independent judiciary that has both police and the prosecutor's office are countable to the interior ministry the ministries officials
investigate crimes they call them crimes related to freedom of speech so they fabricate evidence don't allow people to have attorneys things like that happen all over the place they even put people under arrest for an indefinite amount of time even if a court rules to release such a criminal at the ministry of interior keeps him in prison even though there is a court order to release him and there have even been killings killings and as for the external opposition saudi intelligence forces by means people abroad there is no safety inside or outside the country could you describe these people who oppose the royal family and what are their goals opposition used to demand wider peoples representation in governing bodies more rights and freedom but the authorities reacted with violence and persecution instead of a dialogue and now the opposition wants this regime gone but we both know that
despite numerous human rights violations in saudi arabia your country seldom faces straight decision from the west and from the united states in particular when senior u.s. officials meet with their saudi counterparts basically can be any critical comments from washington visibly riyadh what the white house certainly does maintain a longstanding alliance with the leaders of saudi arabia cemented by common interests in the middle east to that end there are classified contacts between areas. the u.s. administration in recent time they've been employed to step up the government administered reforms but those reforms are not driven by the elites desire to empower the people of the kingdom that the instead they are merely urged by reforms that the regime might fall unless it reforms itself oppression is widespread in saudi arabia there is no free speech no freedom of expression corruption is rampant in all areas from the level bureaucrats to high ranking officials in every civil servant is very skillful in using bribes in their operations. now britain's once
again are the center of a new surveillance scandal this time though over street signs rubbish receptacles high tech trash cans have been installed in london capable of identifying passers by through their cellphones a stance avoid a target advertisements a boy who takes a look at the devious dustbins. just a been think again these nifty looking lesser bins are connected so why five and that means that they can track the movements of each and every person walking down this street as long as they've got a smartphone that's connected so why fine now the digital stalking is all in the name of advertising simply by knowing who you are and where you'll go and they can alter the images on the screen here to tailor the advertisement to whoever is walking down the street in the city of london corporation have said that they also use the sun by despite technology that they've asked the company responsible for the bins to switch them off the local authority here say that schemes like this require the backing of an informed public but just how aware all the british public
of the erosion of best so called digital privacy in the wake of the n.s.a. scandal it's been revealed that it's not just commercial companies but entire governments that are spying on the s.s. as ins and just last week we found out that just telecom on devoted a phone had been secretly processing on details of their customer's conversations over to intelligence agency g c h q coming into my privacy. my knowledge it would be a cause of concern is a breach of law is a breach of confidentiality i just would have nothing to hide so i don't really care but still i don't think that. that's fair from them not telling us that to me because information to governments who are truly in your twenty's citizens private information should stay private i've got nothing to hide so it doesn't matter. because i want all that stuff very much the other side is this making into finding all things they shouldn't do. to be honest with you must surveillance is now
a reality of our everyday lives c.c.h. cuchulainn say so hoover and according to experts they screw up as much information as possible online and through telephone traffic in order to school through it so there's that there'd be paying him much. information in many of it you said even back when a boy he was also had for the sour a burly man in a once washington to put the money where its mouth is all the u.s. is sitting on piles of german gold but is being more than a little obstructive in letting the owner have access to his bullion. also just ahead we'll hear how it played out the moscow world championships got caught up in the gay propaganda law which is also driving calls to turn the sort you winter olympics into a political protest. we'll
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welcome back this is r.t. now catastrophic flooding in russia's far east has put more than one hundred thousand people at the risk of losing their homes in the worst such disaster in more than a century nearly twenty thousand people have already been evacuated to safety but that them are is expected to rise with heavy rains likely to last until september the floods hit more than one hundred twenty villages with locals being moved to shelters for food and medical care much of the surrounding countryside is submerged with the damage currently estimated at around sixty million dollars are these both got reports from the scene of the delusion with the water levels in some parts of the region having risen seventy two centimeters on saturday a lot in the evacuations are continuing the worst case estimates suggest that one
hundred thousand people may be forced to leave their home however it is hoped that that final number will be substantially lower now the worst hit areas of the remote rural villages such as this one damage to infrastructure such as communication and transport networks mean that places like this operative the isolated but how is it harmed on saturday moscow provided fifty tons of humanitarian aid including food but it's on life jackets and eleven thousand military personnel are also aiding local services now the biggest industry in this region is the farming industry people grow things like tomatoes and potatoes and sell them locally they also produce oil which is sold and made by china but with four hundred thousand hectares currently on the water it's clear to see that it's not just people's homes that are being damaged but also potentially their livelihoods. our team is still in one of the worst hit areas and we'll continue to bring you the very latest as it develops
. and now let's take a look at some other stories from around the world have a season the philippines are still holding back rescuers from returning to the sunken ferry where one hundred seventy people are still missing efforts were suspended late on saturday after most of the eight hundred people on the board were rescued thirty one are known to have died when their vessel collided with a cargo ship on friday. is of syrian kurds are fleeing to iraq according to the un refugee agency kurdish areas in war torn syria are caught in going raids by al-qaeda linked militants with reports suggesting thousands have lost their lives jihad is or thought to be trying to establish an islamic state in the north which is known for vast natural resources. and members and supporters of germany's far right national democratic party have rallied outside a mosque in line chanting maria not sure rio protesters urged the government to
stop what they call the foreign infiltration of german society a counter-demonstration saw more than one hundred fifty leftist activists stage and now into a nazi protest. germany set to spend nearly a decade collecting hundreds of tons of its gold which is kept in the u.s. volts the bullion withdrawal comes at a time of growing pressure from seized up eurozone economies and an additional push from those who believe america has already scattered berlin's wealth are just going to count has the details. behind these walls is one of the most secretive organizations in the world u.s. federal reserve websites to audit them it's a wall this place is impenetrable for we years the u.s. federal reserve has been the place where many countries of the word a big chunk of their nations well as the countries whether it's different waves of economic crises not instability the federal reserve seems to them like a more or less secure place to keep their funds but are the funds really secure or
are they been there there has been speculation for a long time that the fed doesn't actually have much good that he has either sold it all lent out or used it as collateral for borrowings either way there are many claims that the gold that is being stored on behalf of many nations doesn't actually exist germany has recently decided to bring home all these gold with the federal reserve said that it's not possible that it would need until two thousand and twenty to be able to accomplish such a transfer germany then asked to visit the fed vaults to make sure that the gold is actually there but the fed first refused to permit germany to exempt examine its own gold then the germans apparently assisted in the fed did open only one of nine rules but they were not permitted to either enter or touch the gold the german government has stored about half of its schools supply with the u.s. federal reserve so there are understandably nervous this makes not only germans nervous of course u.s. financial institutions have a history of selling things that don't exist one example last year goldman sachs
were proven to have been selling gold certificates to the public saying that they were backed by real gold in their vaults but the story leaked out that they in fact held no gold at all and were doing the so-called fractional reserve gold banking on the basis that few people would want to claim their gold at any one time now we see many countries trying to maneuver away from the u.s. dollar is the main reserve currency and we see many central banks increasing their own gold reserves and he seems after all these years the world decided they put too much power in this one building. and over on our website life insurance for we can leaks the world's leading whistle blowing platform has released a were four hundred gigabytes of highly sensitive data and encrypted form promising to release the key if anything happens to the website its key figures. also there
any wrong moves in the fukushima nuclear clean up could and in disaster on an epochal live to scale according to one researcher for an in-depth look at that path to a website. russia became a target of worldwide criticism this week over a recent law against the promotion of homosexuality to young people some l g b t activists even cold for the boycott of the sochi winter olympics while one of russia's most famous athletes spoke out in support of the law saying it's background is rooted in a country's history and culture olympic champion and his survivor also said trying to boycott the games would be unfair to the competitors. it's on the respectful to our son respectful to our seats isn't because we are russians maybe we are different than european people then there are people from different lands we have our low rates everyone have to respect and if some police and if some person who are not just try to make us such
a problem as they does. the gives because of these because of our law so i think it's unfair front of the let's assume by his comments drew a widespread media furor a with gay rights activists branding her a homophobe however banning areas squitti from britain's bowl group think tank agrees that the olympics should not be turned into an arena for political games. bearly her english was was slightly broken she clarified what she was trying to say in that nation's travel to international sporting events they should respect the the culture and the laws of the host nation and i think so absolutely right if you're going to take part in international sporting events as any country i think you have to go there and in recognition of the fact that the country may well be different from your own it's a point of international engagement with russia because there's a there's a major international tournament that's that's going to take place next year i
don't think it's appropriate to air political views in that forum clearly there are many athletes that feel the same way it's far from just russia we were in beijing in two thousand and eight hopefully we're going to be in qatar in twenty fourteen as well and it's about going to those countries and focusing on the sport not focusing on the differences between the between the culture and laws in those countries and coming up it's worlds apart. the. economic down in the final. days the longer the deal and the rest because i think the case you will be every week told me.
way we do politics china's trust on harmony and common sounds as predicted western individually as man military bowling but will china continue to practice self restraint once its muscles the people are going to discuss that i'm now joined by being founding the big challenge hong graduate school of business thank you very much for your time sir now i think they did. france between american and chinese approach is best expressed in terms of game theory americans really believe in being either a loser or a winner but i think china's mentality is a bit different i think the one central element of chinese way i think about global governance is the sir confucius notion of diversity is maybe the precondition for harmony so when china was the center of global economy global civilization you time it and a time dynasty china surely never imposed anything any other country because confucius
thinks you live the way you live i leave it where i live. diversity is a precondition for civilization to advance we all can make mistake together then you can think right maybe a hundred years later could be totally wrong so you need to people live the way it differently to preserve the diversity and you can argue that this is a form of checks and balances that americans like so much you have different ideas different mentalities and love them you know compete with each other lead them discuss their differences openly rather than imposing one particular right way but coming back to the game theory this reference to you know one zero sum game or what the chinese call win win was also stressed last month when the chinese president xi jinping visited the united states and i guess such reference.